Foundation Education

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Foundation Education in health is a one year full-time programme in either Health Science or Social Science. Study in these programmes helps students develop skills and practices to upgrade qualifications for entry into further tertiary study in health.

  • Certificate in Office Administration and Computing (Introductory)

    Gain computing and office reception skills, learn how to email and use Microsoft Office efficiently. Gain practical office administration skills in our simulated office environment. LEVEL 2

  • Certificate in Automotive Engineering

    Become an apprentice automotive, electrical or mechanical engineer, or work in the car retail sector after completing this programme. Good mathematic skills are needed. Gain credits towards a Motor Industry National Certificate LEVEL 2

  • Certificate in Trade Skills

    Try out a range of trade skills including electrical, motor mechanics, plumbing, and carpentry, road safety and driving skills. You will be well prepared for further study. LEVEL 2

  • Certificate in Work Skills (He Poutama Ako)

    This programme is designed to help students identify what they would like to do in life. Students will explore their identity through Māori culture, outdoor adventures while gaining an understanding of the type of person they are. LEVEL 2

  • National Certificate In Computing (Level 2)

    Explore the fun world of information technology and discover your potential for a career in this field. A stepping stone into the Certificate in Information Technology.

  • New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2)

    Gain the basic skills and knowledge to work under supervision in the infrastructure works industry. Learn how to work safely on site and complete set tasks according to a work plan. LEVEL 2

  • New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2)

    Gain skills to work in the food and beverage industry. This programme covers coffee and tea making, food service and practical experience in our on-site training cafe. You will gain the New Zealand Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2)

  • Certificate in Foundation Education (Health Science)

    Develop some skills and practices to help you move into further study within the health science area. LEVEL 4

  • Certificate in Foundation Education (Social Science)

    Develop skills and practices to help you progress into further study in early childhood education or social science. LEVEL 4

  • Certificate in Foundation Music

    Have a go at taking music seriously on this introductory course which includes performance skills, playing with a band, professional studies and musical theory. LEVEL 3

  • Certificate in New Directions

    Gain basic computing, communication and personal skills along with enhanced literacy and numeracy skills.

Certificate in Foundation Education Staff

Academic Leader Mary Manderson
Porirua Co-ordinator Beth Derby
​Wellington & Petone Co-ordinator ​Peter Appleby
​Kapiti Co-ordinator ​Penny Morris
Tutors Val Andrews
Carolyn Fry
Helen Borren
Deborah Rothwell
Rebekah Gray
​Karen Johnson
​Ruth Laulu
​Doreen Perry
​Tiffany Stenger
​Allan Wain
​Katherine Wharton


 Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.

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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop
a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.
Whitireia and WelTec partnership